The Triple Crown Award
Open to ODEEO MEMBERS ONLY who complete all three ODEEO rides.
This challenge is to encourage and recognize all levels of effort, growth, and achievement with a horse/rider team – from rank beginner to seasoned competitor – and to emphasize the AERC endurance motto:
“To Finish Is To Win”
Rules to Remember:
Rider must be a current annual member of the ODEEO.
The same horse and rider team must complete all three ODEEO rides -- the No Frills ride, the OD June ride, and the Fort Valley ride. For Ride and Tie, the same horse and riders/runners team must complete at least three of the ODEEO Ride and Ties -- the No Frills Ride and Tie, the OD June Ride and Tie, the Ride and Tie Weekend, and the Fort Valley Ride and Tie.
Riders are free to mix and match the distances.
Each mile ridden counts as a point.
No entry blank or fee is required – you just enter the rides and we’ll keep track.
ODEEO Members who complete all three ODEEO rides will receive:
a TRIPLE CROWN AWARD
a credit for $25 off an entry fee on one of next year's ODEEO rides.
a printed and frameable “Achievement Certificate” to show that you really, really did it!
Public recognition and enthusiastic applause to make you blush at the Awards Ceremony at the Annual Membership Christmas Party in December.
Your name, your horse's name, and your lofty accomplishment in miles on the ODEEO website to be recorded for all time.
If you enter and start all three of the ODEEO rides, but do not finish, you will still receive a TRIPLE CROWN CREDIT just for showing sheer grit and determination!
So… take the challenge, win some great prizes, and prove to yourself that
you and your horse ARE champions!
The Old Dominion Trophy
The Old Dominion Trophy is a 100 mile division award given at the Old Dominion 25/55/100 mile ride in June. It is presented to the horse/rider team which has demonstrated optimum performance based on its post-ride recovery and condition after completion of the 100 mile ride.
The formula for determining a winner is based on a veterinary score, total elapsed time, and weight carried. Equine leg protective devices are prohibited during the ride. Horses are judged Sunday morning following the close of the 100 mile ride.
You must pre-register for this award. There is no fee.
The Old Dominion Cavalry Award
The Cavalry Award is presented to the 100 mile horse and rider team which successfully completes, without assistance, the 100 mile division of Old Dominion 25/55/100 mile June ride.
It is judged on best condition of the horse on Sunday morning following the close of the 100 mile ride. Acceptance of any type of unauthorized assistance during the ride disqualifies the team from this award.
Rules and requirements for riding cavalry will be posted on the June, Old Dominion Ride Entry Forms page.
Riders must declare their intention to compete for the award before the ride start.
There is no fee for registering.
The "RODEEO" Team Award
Riders of the ODEEO ("RODEEO") can form individual teams to compete for a team award in the 55 and 100 mile divisions of the Old Dominion 25/55/100 mile June ride.
Teams must be comprised of 4 riders officially entered in the ride, and must be declared and registered with Ride Management prior to the start of the ride. At least 3 team members must finish the ride with a ride completion for the team to remain eligible. Award will be based upon the fastest averaged time of each team.
There is no fee for registering.
The Turtle Award
Given out to our last place winners (a harder task than you'd think!) over the years.
The original painted rock turtle awards were created and donated by Betty DeMar Mueller.